Grange, Fermoy native, Dave Fenton (left) - visiting from Chicago - pictured with his sister, Helen Forrester and her husband, Alan Forrester, at last weekend's races in Mallow. (John Ahern)

Cork Racecourse, Mallow further enhanced its reputation as a horse racing centre of excellence by hosting 3 days of first class equine action last weekend. 

Billed as ‘Racing Home For Easter Festival’, the event, was by any standard a fantastic success with thousands of patrons paying in to savour what was a brilliant atmosphere.

During The Avondhu’s visit (on Bank Holiday Monday) we were on the lookout for local faces and our catchment area was well represented. With the point-to-point action ‘moving away’ for the time being, would be followers of ‘between the flags’ turned their attention to the Easter festival in Mallow.

Full coverage in this week’s Print & Digital Edition